The Plight of the Nurse With No Healthcare

Attn: Written in December 2013 for an internship app. The prompt was "Tell us about how The Affordable Healthcare Act has affected you." After receiving a lot of positive feedback, I decided to hit "publish." For the past year, my mother has suspected something to be wrong with her health. “It’s a smell. Something in … Continue reading The Plight of the Nurse With No Healthcare

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How Legalizing Recreational Weed Has Changed My Hometown

I feel like I've come home and the place is just about raining ganja. I haven't effectively been home in about a year. In about the same span of time, since the 2012 election cycle,  Washington state joined Colorado in being the first two states to legalize the use of Recreational weed. And legalization has … Continue reading How Legalizing Recreational Weed Has Changed My Hometown

Nowhere to Run: Issue of Asylum Seekers in Australia

Since 2001, the number of refugees, asylum seekers and people displaced by conflict has risen globally from 19.8 million to 45.2 million. We’re in the middle of a refugee crisis. About a third of Asylum Seekers end up in the Asia-Pacific region, among countries like Malaysia, Thailand, and Indonesia that practically criminalize them, they are … Continue reading Nowhere to Run: Issue of Asylum Seekers in Australia

It’s Weird Watching US Crises From Overseas

In the time I have been in Australia (approx 7 weeks) there have been: two nationally-newsworthy shootings the Syria debate a government shutdown From within the Sydney program, news spreads rumor-like by word-of-mouth. There's a different kind of need to talk about it, a responsibility to share information with your peers when you're together in … Continue reading It’s Weird Watching US Crises From Overseas